Former Murfreesboro Mayor Tommy Bragg endorsed Lenda Sherrell as his choice for Congressional District 4 during a Lenda Listens tour stop at her alma mater, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). Sherrell is on the Democrat ticket running against incumbent Scott DesJarlais, a Republican. You may recall that DesJarlais recently beat State Senator Jim Tracy in the 4th district race by under 80-votes.
"I am delighted to have the endorsement of former Mayor Bragg. He offered his support and reached out to our campaign early on. I have always admired Mayor Bragg's hard work on behalf of the citizens of Murfreesboro. During his three-terms, he oversaw job growth, economic development and strengthened our schools. His style of bridging relations between the city, businesses and educational institutions such as MTSU has served citizens well. I am honored to have the endorsement of someone who took on his family's tradition to serve the public," said Sherrell.
The popular mayor served 12 years at the helm of the government for Murfreesboro and in his last election won almost 67 percent of the vote. Bragg comes from a family with decades of public service in Cannon and Rutherford counties and in the state legislature.